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Chestnut-fed pork

Chestnut-fed pork is one of Coren's reference benchmark products, which from the first moment it was launched on the market won over consumers, who appreciate the juiciness provided by the meat's marbling and the distinct flavour, with a slightly sweet nuance, thanks to the chestnut feed.

Chestnut-fed pork range originated in 2012 from an R&D project by Coren, which wanted to meet the demand for a juicier and tastier meat, with that special flavour that one remembers from the meats of yesteryear. And one of the keys to that flavour of yesteryear was precisely that the pigs were fed with Galician chestnuts. For this reason, Coren brought back chestnuts for feeding pigs in its chestnut-fed range.

Through its project, Coren contributes to rural sustainability, generating direct employment for more than 100 families. Furthermore, with its requirement for chestnuts, the cooperative promotes the conservation of the soutos - chestnut forests - in Galicia. Currently, Coren requires 4.7 million kilos of chestnuts for its production, equivalent to 160,000 trees on 2,100 hectares of land.

The keys to chestnut-fed pork

  • Chestnut-fed pork pig breed to facilitate fat infiltration. Thanks to this fat infiltration, chestnut-fed pork meat is juicier, tastier and more marbled, which imbues a more intense flavour and a more tender and juicy texture.
  • Traditional breeding with maximum animal welfare: the pigs of the Chestnut-fed range are raised in Galicia with all the care and attention provided by Coren's farmers, in a peaceful setting - where they have toys and other pleasures - and completely free of stress, which benefits the final product.
  • Feeding based on Galician chestnuts: the pigs enjoy a completely natural feed based on Galician chestnuts, just like that bringing back the tradition of Galicia.
The chestnuts used to feed pigs come entirely from Galicia. Coren harvests the chestnuts in season and then peels, cooks and freezes them, in order to have the nuts available to feed the pigs throughout the year, keeping their nutritional properties intact.

The chestnut-fed pork range has a wide assortment of products, among which the following stand out:

Discover our chestnut-fed pork products


Coren's Chestnut-fed pork ham is the only Galician chestnut ham in the world. It is cured in an artisanal way and under the care of Coren's ham masters to achieve its delicious aroma, intense marbling and just the right point of curing, to give rise to artisanal and exclusive pieces, with a flavor that evokes the chestnut and the tradition of Galicia..


The origin of selected breed pigs raised with the maximum well-being, and Galician chestnut-based feeding, contribute to obtain meats of the highest quality, which are characterised by their fat infiltration and, especially, by their excellent taste of yesteryear, with the slightly sweet nuance conferred by the chestnut.



A benchmark for our cured products, in particular for the preparation of typical Galician stews in autumn and winter, we make our chestnut pork in the traditional way, as it has always been done in Galicia, from selected pigs fed with Galician chestnuts, which provide infiltrated fat, make them juicier and give them a special flavour. This traditional know-how and the chestnut feed give the product a traditional texture and flavor.

lacon de Castañas


Our new mini packages of chestnut-fed pork chorizo and sausage are perfect for snacks or packed lunches. With its pocket-sized format, you can enjoy the delicious taste of these two products in a practical way with all the texture and traditional flavor of our chestnut products.

minis chorizo salchichon de Castañas

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